MPTY ZINE presents for Romania the 27th number of GARAZ. To my mind, the greatest Polish zine, 88 pages professionnally printed in A4 format with color covers. The zine is edited by the ones from Jimmy Jazz Records from Poland. Number 27 is plentiful enough and with various interviews such as: WC, Valkirians, Damrockers, Anti Dread, Garry Bushell, Warfare, Analogs, Ziggie Piggie, Karcer, Lunatics, Skampararas, Soulburners, Ruckers, Peacocks or Alegrija. The zine presents an article on the Italian punk scene or stories of bands such as: Sham69, Last Resort, Dickies or Dictators.Also includes a CD with bands form Jimmy Jazz – punk,ska,oi,psychobilly…1,2,3,Go

PS: CD’s reviews inside!


Jimmy Jazz Records presents:

The Lunatics-Swienci i Grezesznicy
Jimmy Jazz bring the latest material of The Lunatics. The band was formed somewhere in 2005-2006 in Poland and became one of the most well known pure punk-rock bands here. Their style is pure punk-rock without too many influences that could remind of Rancid or The Clash. The lyrics are in Polish as well as the attitude even if they don’t want to seem Polish. A goog album 100 % punk-rock !

Ziggie Piggie-Light Smyk Music
100 % ska old school direct fron Poland. Jimmy Jazz presents the latest Ziggie Piggie material, Light Smyk Music. Influenced by Judge Dread, Skatalites, Prince Buster, Studio One and everything that meant TRojan Records, Ziggie Piggie are one of the most appreciated Polish ska bands together with names such as:  Skapoint, Skampararas or Skambomambo. The reggae of the late ’60s brought together with lyrics filled with optimism and a skanking rhytm make this album a ‘must have’ for all those that appreciate this music. An album for the old school ones, for punkers, rudies or skins from anywhere, for the summer nights, for Saturday evenins, for pubs, for skanking, for relaxation.. this album has it all.

The Headhunters-Wczesne Lata 2000-2002
The Headhunters are already an old band in the Polish underground, formed somewhere in the early ’90s. After an agitated period in 1994 they break up and come back in 2000 with a new line-up. Their style is a mix of old school punk, psychobilly, rockabilly and a load of influenced from bands such as : Misfits, Social Distortion, Turbonegro, Motorhead or Tiger Army.    13 original songs signed by Headhunters, gathered in the album released by Jimmy Jazz. Haven’t understood too much from the lyrics since they are in POlish, but I promise I will have a better documentation.

Komety-Ztoto Aztekow
Komety represents for Poland one of the most liked alternative band. A mix of indie/punk and garage that reminds of bands such as Nirvana or The Who. They were formed in 2003 and became a band with its one cult in the musical peisage in POland. This album is a collection of live recorded songs as well as some studio tracks, all new. Komety is also one of the few Polish bands included on genre compilations from the US, Germany or France. Well, if their former album, Akcja v1 had an English version, this one doesn’t.

Skambomambo-100% PolSKA
Skambomambo, ohh yea! To my mind, one of the best Polish ska bands. 100 % 2 tone ska. The band started in 2001 and here they are, among the best bands in Poland. They had a dynamic activity, shooting a clip and having lots of concerts, as well as being on various compilations. The style is a mix of 2 tone ska and a bit of punk, 100 % skank rhytm and lots of influences from The Toasters, The Selecter, Specials, Madness and closer to us, The Chancers or Ska patrol.
optimism, skank as much as possible ! I can forsee a skankin’ summer !

The Analogs-Miejskie Opowiesci
Analogs are one of the best oi/punk bands from Poland. Their last album was released by Jimmy Jazz and has 13 tracks They were formed in 1995 and quickly became an interesting band for genre compilations worldwide, such as Oi It’s the World Invasion and others. There are many influences such as those from Business, Cock Sparrer, 4 Skins, Undertones or The Clash, a great mix of punk and 100 % oi. In the close future, we will have a surprise from their part, an entire cover album after Misfits, Undertones, Clash, Business and other with Polish lyrics. We shall see !

Anti Dread-Zestaw Do Samobojstwa
Anti Dread is a hybrid, formed with members from Analogs, Road Trip’s Over or The Chiave. Their style is a combination of ’70s punk with a bit of rock’n’roll and glam. The bands that were source of influence for the Anti Dread music are bands such as Ramones or The Rats or even Undertones. 9 great songs, in polish unfortunately, for me, taking into consideration that I can’t understand a word. They call themselves the most ‘scum pop-punk band fron Poland’.

Pavulon Twist-No Twist, Just Boogie
Boogie in my veins ! will bring back the American movies of the ’50s-’60s, pin-ups, Cadillacs, whiskey.. Pavulon Twist don’t do twist but rockabilly. They combine in a perfect way Johnny Cash’s country with rockabilly and the macho boys’ ’60s surf.
The album has 12 songs included just perfect for a mad dance on a Friday evening at a high-school party. Surf, rockabilly and a bit of old school punk, It’s enough already, let’s twist again !

Dumbs-Worst Nightamares
They’re not Ramones, but Dumbs and come fron Poland. They started back in 1995 with covers of Ramones, but in time they got to have their own songs. Worst Nightmares is their latest material and was released by Jimmy Jazz. 16 songs 100% rock’n’roll/ punk a la Ramones. Short tracks with kiddy lyrics in the style that Joey did. The band brings on forth simple things among a soft irony to nowadays bands and on the underground scene in songs like Sunday Punk or they bring us back in the ’70s through songs like Seventies in New York city.

thanks to Dzidek -Jimmy Jazz and Cristina


Farmers Boulevard-RED CARPET

MPTY ZINE presents for Romania the latest material of Farmers Boulevard – Red Carpet. FB is one of the pioneer hardcore bands from Germany, formed in 1997 in Leipzig. Red Carpet represents their third full album, recorded between 2002 and 2005 and is one of the most mature album of the band. The best word to describe this album is of course, Liberty, as hardcore is more than just a music, it’s an entire lifestyle, based on frienship, respect, solidarity and unity. The band manifests is disgust twards mass-media, the political class or various social problems. Of course, neither could the critic on underground music be missing. An album with no compromise, 100 % hardcore, just like it should be. If you like Adjugement, then surely Farmers Boulevard will be the next ones in your playlist. A mix between new school and old school with strong words and attitude. Hardcore isn’t just boys with haircuts and baggy jeans talking about their high-school sweethearts. This is hardcore
and if you don’t like it, as FB put it: This is our statement: FUCK OFF ! If i managed to make you just a bit interested, I can tell you then that you can see them in Romania as well, live on the 24 April in Iasi, on the 25th in Cluj and on the 26th in Bucharest.
mpty zine april-2009

Farmers Boulevard-red carpet
Farmers Boulevard-red carpet


Copyright Chaos- Veni Vidi Vici

MPTY Zine presents for Romania – Copyright Chaos – Veni Vidi Vici in limited edition, 12 inch red vynil. The LP of those from Copyright Chaos was released by Mike and his label, H8 Piece Records. Copyright Chaos are a streetpunk/oi band formed in 2004 in the US.The vynil contains among the new tracks grouped on side A under the name of Veni Vidi Vici and the demo ( on side B ) which carried the name ‘punker thank you’. Copyright Chaos gatheres lots of musical influences, such as: Black Flag, 4 skins, Chaos UK, Funeral Dress, Anti heros, Defiance and Oxymoron. A perfect combination of streetpunk/oi and a little hc. The lyrics talk about the impact mass-media has on people who became slaves of capitalist markets or on diverse social problems that we are facing, starting with a corrupt system and finishing with human ignorance. Neither do the drinking songs miss from the album, the ones for Friday evenings, or songs on punk unity. An album who must no miss from your collection,
a big surprise from those of H8 piece records. Making punk offensive again, as Copyright Chaos say it


Joey Ramone-HEY HO LET’S PUNK!

Astazi se implinesc 8 ani de la moartea celui mai mare artist punk, Joey Ramone. Captain Sensible de la The Damned spunea odata ca daca cineva vrea sa gaseasca vinovatul pentru muzica punk, ar trebuii sa se opreasca mai intai la usa lui Joey.
Joey s-a nascut la data de 19 mai 1951 in Queens si a urmat liceul in Forest Hills, niciodata nu a fost intr-o armonie perfecta cu familia sa de unde si ironia in piesa „we’re a happy family”. A inceput sa cante la tobe la varsta de 13 ani, refugindu-se tot mai mult in muzica. In 1974 alaturi de doi prieteni (ce aveau sa adopte toti numele de Ramone) formeaza The Ramones, el fiind tobosarul original iar DeeDee solistul vocal. La scurt timp, trupei se alatura si Tommy care trece la baterie iar Joey vine la voce. Joey a fost dupa multi „inima si sufletul Ramones”, iar piesele lui preferate erau cele de dragoste, Cj Ramone il numeste „hippiotul trupei”. Alaturi de The Ramones au fost o influenta majora asupra tuturor trupelor de punk de astazi, succesul lor a fost atat de mare incat in 2002 Spin i-a desemnat cea de-a doua trupa rock’n’roll a tuturor timpurilor dupa The Beatles. S-a implicat activ in numeroase proiecte caritabile si nu numai, as aminti doar Artists United Against Apartheid. Joey a colaborat cu numerosi artisti fie ca producator fie ca guest vocal. In 2001 dupa o lupta cu cancerul, Joey se stinge din viata in NY, in 2003 East 2street din NY primeste numele de Joey Ramone, strada se afla in zona unde Joey a copilarit cu DeeDee si este aproape de CBGB, locul unde The Ramones au sustinut numeroase din concertele lor.
Unul dintre oamenii de care nu te plictisesti ascultandu-i piesele…una din trupele care a inventat punk-rock-ul…GABBA GABBA HEY..HEY HO LET’S …PUNK!


Guerilla Farming // Saturn-NEW PROMOS

MPTY Zine recomanda:

MPTY Zine presents for Romania the latest material signed Guerilla Farming-Naturale.

The album was released by One Step Records in a limited edition, in april 2009.

The band joins the OSR gallery with names such as RedSka, RBSO, Michelangelo Buonarroti or Stiliti. The band is made out of seven exceptional musicians which mix reggae, ska and even dub sometimes.

Naturale is the debut album of the band and has 16 tracks recorded, including a cover on Lee Perry’s ‘Vampire’. About them, I can tell you that they gathered in Toscana in 1998 as a cover band, creatig their own repertoire and getting to play on the stages of the most important festivals of their genre in Italy and not only: Soundcube, Montereggae festival, Effetto Venezia or Reockerellando, being just a few of them.

Their lyrics talk about day-to-day experiences, respect for nature ( as the name of the band recalls ) and of course, a little love. A thoroughly energical album for all reggae/ska listeners, of the best quality.

On the album are featured: Queen Mary, Jexxy, Princevibe, Fede K-9 or R-Lab.

Best for long summer nights.

visit web of OSR CREW :

Guerilla Farming
Guerilla Farming

Guerilla Asso presents the newest Saturn material. Saturn formed in 2000 in the south of France. The band’s style can be labelled as hc/punk but it has many other influences too.
The lyrics have social theme and harsh irony is also present on some tracks. The lyrics talk about politics and the political class, which they don’t appreciate that much, about the different problems of society and bring a drop of irony on their leaders.
The band is deeply involved with the local underground scene, organizing concerts and running a distro. There have been many concerts in France and Saturn brought with them on stage a lot of bands like: Guerilla Poubelle, Uncommonmenfrommars, Burning Heads, Bane and the list could go on.
The band also went on an European tour, performing in Romania, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Belgium… And we’re hoping we’ll see them here again with their new album.13 tracks about : punk scene, political tragedy and a big drop of irony. A big up for Big Teddy!



MPTY Zine recomanda:

Schtern (hardcore-Franta)

The Anti Beat (cyber/crust-Franta)

Petrifie (electro-deathgrind-Franta)

Ass’n’Dick (hc/punk-Franta)

Pavilionul 32 (hc/punk-Romania)

Coins As Portraits (deathgrind-Romania)

21-04-2009-Brasov club:Joy Art (str. Branduselor 54 vis a vis de ITC)

ora: 20.00



MPTY Zine recomanda:

Hardcore is more than music!

Anchors Aweight (hc/punk-Germania)

The Barricade (punk-Romania)

3 mai 2009 in Club Roland Garros-Cluj

eveniment : BHCB//TBC


Tg. Mures under Siege Again!

Al Tercado (anarcho/punk-Chile)

Pavilionul 32 (hc/punk-Romania)

The Barricade (punk-Romania)

9 mai 2009-Tg Mures

under siege
under siege